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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

PG-13| 2 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Cast: Ian McKellen , Martin Freeman , Richard Armitage , Evangeline Lilly , Lee Pace , Luke Evans , Benedict Cumberbatch , Ken Stott

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Release Date: December 17th, 2014|2 hr. 24 min.

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fan reviews ( 8 )
  • Talk about beating a dead orc. In dutifully completing his prequel trilogy to his three-part Lord of the Rings triumph, director Peter Jackson has sadly saved the worst for last. show more

  • As Bilbo, Freeman is a pleasure to watch to the extent we get to watch him. His timing is brilliant — he gets the movie’s only laughs. He has tremendous sensitivity and an ability to seem like he’s about to say something — and then convey it without saying it. He could have made a great Bilbo. Instead he’s the one thing that has made this trilogy bearable. show more

  • The final installment of the Hobbit trilogy is the best, featuring more spectacular action scenes as well as the series' most emotionally resonant moments. show more

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  • January 02, 2015 David
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    love the genere and the brand but the autistic director mr j ruins it as usual. a few moments shine that are few and BRIEF. movie is so colorless its like greyscale. this director loves to focus on closeups of characters faces,and diologue while dismissing interesting landcapes and objects. all 6 movies these same morons never learned THAT WIZARDS ARE WIZARDS BECUZ THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO CAST SPELLS AND USE MAGIC- AGAIN GANDALF CASTS NOT 1 SPELL JST MELEE FITES ORCS, WOW!!!!!!! lots of plot holes and iincongruencies too . a very lazy production from lazy minds. waste of a billion dollars. the vintage animated films are better.this is the worst of the three. I knew it would go downhill when they killed the best character,she dragon,within the first ten minutes. The movies is so colorless it's like greyscale. I hope someday a smarter director remakes these again as a cgi animated film instead!

  • January 01, 2015 velbe
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    We really like the movie!

  • December 28, 2014 twalsh4440
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    Fantastic best Hobbit Movie and all Great. Acting Super and Stars come across SO REAL

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Weekend Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Fights Off Competition, Repeats at No. 1

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The Associated Press on January 4, 2015

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title that nevertheless remained with "The...

Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens on 'The Hobbit,' a Missing Elf, and What's Next (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on December 19, 2014

All good things must come to an end. And this is certainly the case with Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy. Originally supposed to only be two films, the adaptation of the "Lord of the Rings" prequel w...

Luke Evans on 'The Hobbit,' Deleted Scenes, and Dracula's Next Move (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on December 18, 2014

In movies as furiously energetic and visually embellished as Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," it's hard to single out a specific performance or actor, who could be deemed f...

Richard Armitage Says Farewell to 'The Hobbit' (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on December 15, 2014

Before Peter Jackson's three-part "Hobbit" saga, few people knew who Richard Armitage was. He had starred in a handful of well-regarded television series, but nothing that really stuck out. Now the ac...

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